Gardening where the sidewalk ends

Skywatch Friday – August 7, 2009 August 6, 2009

Filed under: sky,Skywatch Friday — greenwalks @ 9:36 pm
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This has absolutely nothing to do with gardening – I just liked the way the kites seemed to be flying so companionably together. It was taken last week on one of the hottest days ever recorded in Seattle, around sunset at Golden Gardens beach, which was packed with folks in search of the slightest cool breeze.

Kite chase at Golden Gardens

Today is 7/8/09 by the UK/European (and other? just not US) reckoning. If you happen to read this before noonish, you can try to remind yourself to note the time at 12:34:56 (7.8.09) for some mild numeric amusement. If you want to take a photo at that moment and post it on your blog, VegPlotting, one of my UK garden blog cronies, is curious about what people are up to at that exact moment in time, worldwide. You can leave her a comment here and she’ll link to your post.

To see more Skywatch Friday posts, click here. Happy Friday, all!


9 Responses to “Skywatch Friday – August 7, 2009”

  1. Quilly Says:

    Love the kites! Very, summery.

  2. Linda Says:

    Even the sky looks hot on your hottest day. Beautiful shot.

  3. Bonnie Story Says:

    You are so right – it looked like a bonded pair of mating kites! Thanks so much for visiting my blog the other day, and glad you liked the Carrot Curl. Neighbors say we won’t have another winter like that any time soon, but I dunno… glad to be back to a nice shade of gloom outside (really.) I love it gray like this!!

  4. Tessa Says:

    I haven’t flown a kite in years! I used to love it as a kid- thanks for inspiring a great memory!

  5. Catherine Says:

    I love seeing kites flying too!

  6. Pagan Sphinx Says:

    What a neat shot. It was dreadfully hot in the Northeast until Thursday. Yesterday was fair and breezy – nice day. Today, it started out with blue skies and sunshine but is currently clouding up at around 3:40 p.m.

    Now that I’ve given you a local weather report! I like your friend’s idea of collecting photos taken at the same moment worldwide. Alas, I did not take a single picture at that time. We were busy changing a tire on the highway! Glad that’s over!

  7. Sally in WA Says:

    I bet Golden Gardens park was packed with people trying to cool off. If it was closer, I’d have been there too!

  8. Kites in motion is a beautiful thing!

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